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Assure Controls Inc. | Date: 2015-02-12

Computer software for tracking regulatory compliance in the maritime and maritime shipping industries; Computer software for collecting and organizing vessel operations data; Computer software for tracking and measuring ballast water treatment, testing and compliance; Audio and video recordings featuring education and training materials in the fields of maritime law, regulation and ship management; Digital media, namely, downloadable audio and video recordings featuring education and training materials in the fields of maritime law, regulation and ship management. Education services, namely, providing live and video-based training workshops, seminars and tutorials in the fields of maritime law, regulation and ship management and distribution of written materials in connection therewith; Employee training services in the fields of maritime law, regulation and ship management; Educational testing services; Providing a website featuring information on maritime law, regulation and ship management. Cloud computing featuring software in the maritime and maritime shipping industries for collection, organization, reporting and management of data and documents related to compliance and operating procedures; Providing a local and cloud-based software for use in the maritime and maritime shipping industries for use in the collection, organization, reporting and management of data and documents related to compliance and operating procedures. Regulatory compliance consulting in the maritime and maritime shipping fields.


Hildenbrand Z.L.,University of Texas at Arlington | Hildenbrand Z.L.,Inform Environmental LLC | Osorio A.,Assure Controls Inc. | Carlton D.D.,University of Texas at Arlington | And 9 more authors.
Journal of Chemistry | Year: 2015

Here we present data using a bioluminescent dinoflagellate, Pyrocystis lunula, in a toxicological bioassay to rapidly assess potential instances of groundwater contamination associated with natural gas extraction. P. lunula bioluminescence can be quantified using spectrophotometry as a measurement of organismal viability, with normal bioluminescent output declining with increasing concentration(s) of aqueous toxicants. Glutaraldehyde and hydrochloric acid (HCl), components used in hydraulic fracturing and shale acidization, triggered significant toxicological responses in as little as 4 h. Conversely, P. lunula was not affected by the presence of arsenic, selenium, barium, and strontium, naturally occurring heavy metal ions potentially associated with unconventional drilling activities. If exogenous compounds, such as glutaraldehyde and HCl, are thought to have been introduced into groundwater, quantification of P. lunula bioluminescence after exposure to water samples can serve as a cost-effective detection and risk assessment tool to rapidly assess the impact of putative contamination events attributed to unconventional drilling activity. © 2015 Zacariah L. Hildenbrand et al. Source


Fontenot B.E.,University of Texas at Arlington | Fontenot B.E.,U.S. Environmental Protection Agency | Hunt L.R.,University of Texas at Arlington | Hildenbrand Z.L.,University of Texas at Arlington | And 8 more authors.
Environmental Science and Technology | Year: 2013

Natural gas has become a leading source of alternative energy with the advent of techniques to economically extract gas reserves from deep shale formations. Here, we present an assessment of private well water quality in aquifers overlying the Barnett Shale formation of North Texas. We evaluated samples from 100 private drinking water wells using analytical chemistry techniques. Analyses revealed that arsenic, selenium, strontium and total dissolved solids (TDS) exceeded the Environmental Protection Agency's Drinking Water Maximum Contaminant Limit (MCL) in some samples from private water wells located within 3 km of active natural gas wells. Lower levels of arsenic, selenium, strontium, and barium were detected at reference sites outside the Barnett Shale region as well as sites within the Barnett Shale region located more than 3 km from active natural gas wells. Methanol and ethanol were also detected in 29% of samples. Samples exceeding MCL levels were randomly distributed within areas of active natural gas extraction, and the spatial patterns in our data suggest that elevated constituent levels could be due to a variety of factors including mobilization of natural constituents, hydrogeochemical changes from lowering of the water table, or industrial accidents such as faulty gas well casings. © 2013 American Chemical Society. Source


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Assure Controls Inc. | Date: 2015-02-12

Audio and video recordings featuring education and training materials in the fields of maritime law, regulation and ship management; Digital media, namely, downloadable audio and video recordings featuring education and training materials in the fields of maritime law, regulation and ship management. Education services, namely, providing live and video-based training workshops, seminars and tutorials in the fields of maritime law, regulation and ship management and distribution of written materials in connection therewith; Employee training services in the fields of maritime law, regulation and ship management; Educational testing services; Providing a website featuring information on maritime law, regulation and ship management.

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